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El Timon

Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 2568 2243
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (87 reviews)
“octopus” (32 reviews)
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International, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best restaurant in the area. Food is amazing, service is great and they have live music with daily shows, a different one every day of the week. You can sit right by the beach if you want

Thank MarcelaHot
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to El Timon on our last night in Nica. The food was excellent, as were the drinks (I had margaritas and ceviche) and the entertainment was wonderful. A local band played and dance troups put on performances. they also had a dance lesson...More

Thank JoceyBlack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome ! Fast and friendly service, delicious service. Live music on Tuesday nights ! Has enjoyable music for a romantic dinner next to the ocean. Try the Lobster.

Thank mairenam2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having two locals recommend El Timon, we tried it for our first night here... it was delicious!!!

Thank Hurstfamily5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has amazing fresh seafood and fresh snapper of the day. The view is great hangout by the beach while watching the sunset.

Thank Spidermo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing to the point that I visited twice during my stay. Ronaldo the server was very attentive and the fish was the best. Pargo was tasty and well cooked. Also, the price was the best for what you get. Value is amazing

Thank rusalgado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant.. friendly staff .. well situated and on the beach... food was good i had ceviche which was nicely done not the best but good .. then i had a nice fish in creole sauce with white rice and plantains.. food tasted good. But...More

Thank Michelange M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Thursday Night so that we could catch the band and dancing so. Overall we felt this was a good restaurant. The food was not exceptional but with the atmosphere it's definitely worth at least one visit. The show was more...More

Thank Randy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service excellent food and I will go again as many times will be possible and the waitress Antonio is the best

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious lobsters with a fun atmosphere and beach front beautiful view. Safe, high end and fresh seafood

Thank millybabyboo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 2568 2243
  • E-mail
This is the largest and one of the oldest restaurants in San Juan del Sur. It is the most popular restaurant serving traditional Nicaraguan beach fare. Located right on the beach! Full service, full bar. Fabulous sunsets!
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